Announcement Shining Litha is a concept store developed from my personal style. It is a mix of earthship aesthetics, 1970s/80s modernism and ancient civilizations, sprinkled with a little pastel iridescence. Vintage and handmade both live here as I seek to bring forth the world that burns within me.
Shining Litha is a concept store developed from my personal style. It is a mix of earthship aesthetics, 1970s/80s modernism and ancient civilizations, sprinkled with a little pastel iridescence. Vintage and handmade both live here as I seek to bring forth the world that burns within me.
alicia bray on Mar 22, 2014
great assemblage - I have really been enjoying the necklace. thank you!
Sheila Ward on Mar 6, 2014
These earrings are just gorgeous! They are so well crafted and surprisingly light weight on the earl. They look exactly as pictured and are truly flattering to the face when worn! ;-)
The past is the future
Shining Litha is a concept store, bringing forth a vision within me. Part ancient, part futuristic, I use salvaged materials and primitive construction to express a 'utopian tribalism' in one of a kind and limited edition jewelry.
My work is inspired by the eternal journey of man; through the connection to forefathers and ancestors, from the cradle of civilization to this very moment and beyond, we are all a part of a great journey. I am forever interested in the parallels of the past and future; I see science and technology develop where myth and magic came before as our scientists discover things that ancient men already knew and we put our faith in technology to a degree level with the first cultures and their Gods.
The majority of materials I use are salvaged, usually antique or vintage. Re-worked found objects, ethically traded gemstones and artisan beads. Often handmade, many are heavy with air bubbles, wonky edges, 'not quite right' shapes - all lending an air of ancientness. I pair these with perfect and polished elements which hint at futuristic utopia.
Natural materials like wood, clay, iron and paper are elementally basic and connect to our first moments of man's world on earth, while salvaged metals and plastic give a post-apocalyptic edge, bridging a gap between here and the distant past and connecting with ancestors on the way. i grew up in the 70s and 80s and am heavily influenced by the science fiction of that time (and my childhood in general) so my vision is largely utopian rather than dystopian - there's a lot of pastel colour and crystal iridescence!
Though my work is heavily influenced by fantasy, it is very much rooted in reality. Now more than ever before, humanity looks to the stars; those very stars every culture calls our beginning. In the world of Shining Litha we came from the stars, and now we seek to return. In desperately seek new worlds to ensure our future survival we complete the circle of our cosmic path in the ultimate quest to go home.
You can follow my Instagram by clicking the link below; I have a Pinterest too where I post a wide variety of inspirational content.
“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” - Carl Sagan
Owner, Maker, Designer, Hunter, Gatherer, Finder, Writer, Fantsy Historian
42 years old and living (at the moment!) in the rural-ish mountains of Melbourne Australia. Artisan jewelry designer, photographer and possibly some kind of visionary, albeit a lazy one.
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